Mountain Photography Masterpieces

Ever since humankind could stand, there has been a desire to conquer mountains. Their sheer majesty, not to mention their individual characters and microclimates, provide endless fodder for the adventurous photographer. Here are some superb mountainscapes to get your creative juices flowing.

Mount Trump by Torsten Richertz
Sony A7R, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS at 33mm, 20 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
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Stormy Patagonia by MayMah
Nikon D800E, 30mm, 1/15sec at f/11, ISO 200
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First light by Christine Jacobson
Nikon D750, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 65mm, 30 seconds at f/22, ISO 100
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Karst sunrise by Cedar K
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, 1/60sec at f/10, ISO 100
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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park by Dzung Tran
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Mountain Photography Masterpieces
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They are our playgrounds, and our providers…

We spend our lives seeking them out, and sometimes, never leave…
Home to other worlds, above and below, they are filled with risk, discomfort and consequence…
But also, joy, opportunity and celebration…
And ultimately, immeasurable reward.
Issue 31 explores the pleasures and perils of islands around the world, and is on sale now (and makes the perfect Christmas gift for the surfer in your life…).
Inside, you’ll find 164 pages of untold island-inspired stories centered around surf, travel, adventure and creativity, accompanied by incredible photography.

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The Pleasures & Perils of Islands | A Special Edition
White Horses is a beautifully crafted quarterly publication about surf, ocean, creativity and adventure, delivering a worthy alternative to existing surf mags.

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Image Quest

A huge milestone in the fifth edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest – the first selection of images are revealed as the eight-week countdown to the Winner Award Ceremony commences!

Innovation by Sony semi-finalists are revealed!

Lorenz Holder
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Luke Rasmussen
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Jeremy Bernard
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Frode Sandbech
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Pirmin Henseler
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With exactly eight weeks to go until the category winners and overall winner are announced at the Winner Award Ceremony, we’re excited to be able to announce the first selection of semi-finalists from the Innovation by Sony category! Semi-finalists include the previous edition’s overall winner, Lorenz Holder and it’s great to see some new faces alongside.

Don’t forget to mark November 20, 2019 in your calendar as the Winner Award Ceremony night – it will be the first time ever that you’ll be able to watch it via live streaming.

more at Red Bull Illume

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Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2019

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.

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Ready for action and adventure

Insights and ideas from Scott Markewitz, action sports and lifestyle photographer

“I love doing lifestyle and portrait work in addition to action sports photography. I think I have a knack for capturing the spirit of my subjects and really conveying what they are experiencing at the time. There’s a certain light behind their eyes—a sense of adventure and fearlessness that I try to convey in my shots. Those fleeting moments of emotion and human interaction shine through. When I capture them, it’s a tremendously rewarding feeling.”

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Insights and ideas from Scott Markewitz, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® user

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Sandi Bertoncelj | Adventure and Landscape Photographer

“I’m a mountain landscape and adventure photographer based in Slovenia. As long as I can remember I have had a passion for photography. I have been very fortunate to live in a beautiful country and been surrounded with some amazing places, which provides me with excellent opportunities to practice my interest in photography. Photographing means I have a good excuse to do the one thing that matters to me most – being in the wilderness. My passion for the wild is much about freedom. I love exploration, and the opportunity to pursue the adventure and challenges inherent to the wild gives me a sense of fulfilment I cannot easily obtain in a more structured and civilised world. It is an escape, of sorts, but enlightenment as well.”

Sandi Bertoncelj | Adventure and Landscape Photographer
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Striking Photos Show the Allure of Adventuring After Dark

When the sun sinks below the horizon and vast, starry skies appear, not everyone turns in for the night. For certain adventurers, evening brings a whole new world of opportunity—each one with an epic view of Earth’s atmosphere and what lies beyond it.

Wonders of Iceland
Photograph by Mika-Pekka Markkanen
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Matterhorn star trail
Photograph by Natalia Grebesheva
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Another world – Tongariro National Park
Photograph by Alexander Brown
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Breaking Dawn
Photograph by Vinay Balla
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Northern lights reflections in Tromsø
Photograph by David González
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See thrilling exploits and brilliant starry skies in these National Geographic Your Shot images.
by Lauren O’Brien

more at National Geographic